Thanksgiving Turkey! (Not my recipe)
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Thanksgiving Turkey! (Not my recipe)

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Ingredients

  • CONSIDER SERVING THIS WITH:
  • Best Homemade Rolls
  • Broccoli Casserole
  • Perfect Mashed Potatoes
  • Sausage Cranberry Pecan Stuffing
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Cranberry Fluff Salad
  • Apple Cranberry Fruit Salad
  • Triple Berry Pie
  • (I will have some of these recipes in the cookbook also)

Instructions

    HOW TO PREPARE A SIMPLE ROASTED THANKSGIVING TURKEY:
    First, remove the thawed turkey from it’s packaging. Remove the neck (usually found in the large cavity of the bird) and the bag of giblets (sometimes found in the smaller neck cavity of the bird). Discard them, or save them for gravy. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels.Next, season the cavity of the turkey with salt and pepper. Stuff it with the quartered lemon, onion, apple and herbs.

    Tuck the wings of the turkey underneath the turkey and set the turkey on a roasting rack inside a roasting pan (or on top of a bed of chopped veggies —carrots, onion and celery work well—in a disposable roasting pan). Tucking the wings prevents them from burning, and helps the turkey sit flatter.

    Use your fingers to loosen and lift the skin above the breasts (on the top of the turkey) and smooth a few tablespoons of the herb butter underneath. Use some twine to tie the turkey legs together. Then slather the outside turkey in the rest of the herb butter. That’s it! You are ready to let your oven do the rest of the work!

    You will want to check the turkey about half way through cooking. Use your oven light to see if the skin is golden, and then place a large piece of tinfoil over the breast meat of the turkey to help keep it from overcooking.

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